gopher ball

noun

Definition of gopher ball

: a pitched baseball hit for a home run

Examples of gopher ball in a Sentence

a pitcher who has thrown eight gopher balls so far this year
Recent Examples on the Web Despite the gopher ball, Sale looked a lot more like his old self and got through the first two innings on 28 pitches. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Oct. 2021 On the very next pitch, a 92 mph fastball, Kershaw served up a nearly identical homer to catcher Jeff Mathis, a .215/.277/.323 hitter with two homers in 203 PA; the four gopher balls matched his career high, set on June 19 against the Mets. Jay Jaffe, SI.com, 7 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of gopher ball

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gopher ball was circa 1949

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28 Oct 2021

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“Gopher ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gopher%20ball. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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gopher ball

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gopher ball

: a pitch that a batter hits for a home run

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